Mosley alum, Jaden Rudd, taken in 7th round of MLB Draft
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The 2021 MLB Draft began on Sunday, but Monday, Mosley alum, Jaden Rudd, got the call many saw coming.
Rudd was drafted as the 212th overall pick in the 7th round of the draft to the Toronto Blue Jays.
The pick, not surprising to most, as he was a key player in the Dolphins 2021 State Championship win. Rudd finished his senior year with an ERA of 1.21, 17 RBI, 45 runs, and one homer. On the mound, he totaled 78 strikeouts in just 46 innings.
Rudd is currently committed to Notre Dame, but his pick has a slot value of $209,080, so he has a big decision to make. Ultimately, he decided to start his professional career and will leave South Bend for Duneda, FL, but waiting for the call, Rudd wasn’t sure when it would come.
“I figured it would probably be around six or seven, maybe a little earlier, maybe later, maybe way later. I didn’t really know, so I didn’t really put an expectation on where I’d go. I just tried to be patient and understand that whatever is going to happen is going to happen. I did my best to try and stay patient here, and what I’ve got is awesome, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
Rudd will fly out of South Bend, Indiana on Wednesday for his physical on Thursday in Duneda where he will find out what’s next.
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